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On Jewellery: A Compendium of International Contemporary Art Jewellery [Paperback]

Liesbeth den Besten
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24 Oct 2011
On Jewellery explores different themes, such as Conceptual Jewellery, Jewellery and Photography, Borderline Jewellery and the Language of Jewellery. It deals with assumptions, definitions, prejudices and claims, to take up a position and with the aim to describe the field in its full richness, and within the context of society and fine art. The book covers the period from the late 1960s until the present day with examples chosen from all around the world. Jewellers today have the potency and feel the need to express themselves in a large range of different mediums. The use of traditional materials, techniques and methods, once questioned, has now become a matter of content and conceptualisation. New techniques have also become available, like video, book, or performances that are used to unveil mechanisms, and to research and reflect on jewellery as a social, emotional and artistic phenomenon and as an everyday object. This is a synopsis of what art jewellery is or can be, that aims to disclose its idiosyncrasies, language and potency.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Arnoldsche (24 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3897903490
  • ISBN-13: 978-3897903494
  • Product Dimensions: 26.1 x 17.7 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 312,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Since 1985, Liesbeth den Besten has worked free lance as a writer for newspapers, art and design magazines and exhibition catalogues. She is active as an advisor and jury member for Dutch and international governmental institutions, exhibitions and competitions, and lectures about contemporary jewellery and crafts at international conferences and art academies. She is chairwoman of the Francoise van den Bosch Foundation for contemporary jewellery and one of the founding members of Think Tank, a European Initiative for the Applied Arts.

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My friend told me the book and read about it then think about to buy one...worth to get one for know more about contemporary jewellery
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing source for contemporary jewelry! 24 April 2013
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I have been using this book as my main guide in the jewelry research for the past 6 months. It provides a view on adornment that should always be considered as part of the arts. great book!
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Thorough, though sometimes overcrowded survey on European conceptual jewelry from a collectors and art historians pont of view: eminent writer Liesbeth den Besten.

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